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Candidates receiving the highest number of votes cast in a regional or group election shall be elected unless in conflict with Article VIII, Section 6 (Board Limitations) of the Bylaws.

In situations where more than the allowed number of candidates from one local school district or intermediate school district board are elected in conflict with Article VIII, Section 6 of the Bylaws, the person who received the highest percentage of votes in the regional or group election in which they ran shall be seated.

Rules of Procedure for Elections

The Executive Director or their designee shall prepare ballots for the election of Directors. A list of candidates with their qualifications shall be prepared and sent to each active or academy member school board by the fourth Friday in January of each year, except if a group or regional election is uncontested.

Each active or academy member school board will mark the ballot for not more than the number of Directors specified and return the marked ballots by secure means to the Executive Director no later than 1 p.m. on the first Wednesday in March.

As the ballots are received by the Executive Director, a record shall be made of the names of the school districts or academy members whose boards have submitted ballots. When the election results have been determined, the record shall be made available to member school boards upon request. Immediately following the deadline for returning ballots, the Executive Director shall deliver all ballots received to an auditing agency to determine the election results.

If any nomination for the Board of Directors is unopposed, the Board of Directors shall declare the unopposed candidate elected without conducting an election for the uncontested group or region. The Board of Directors shall make this declaration upon receipt of certification from the Executive Director that the candidates are unopposed.

Ballot Count

The auditing agency shall count only those ballots received from member boards certified by the Executive Director.

The auditing agency shall certify the results of the election to the Executive Director or their designee as soon as possible after receipt of all valid ballots.

If you have any questions, please contact Cheryl Huffman, Board Liaison: